Sikorsky S-76D helicopter receives FAA type certificate


The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the type certificate for the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter.

                              Sikorsky S76D
The Federal Aviation Administration signed the certificate on 12 October 2012. The Sikorsky S-76D helicopter has a current backlog approaching a half-billion dollars and is expected to begin aircraft deliveries later this year.

“Our customers are excited to begin receiving the S-76D into their fleets. We are equally excited to deliver a new product that represents three and a half decades of continuous product improvement, to offer them a helicopter with improved efficiency, power and best-in-class noise signature,” said Carey Bond, president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters.

Ed Beyer, vice president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, added: “The S-76D helicopter ushers in a new era of excellence across mission segments. The S-76D will be incorporated into the fleets of our customers for every mission segment it currently performs including offshore support, VIP, Search and Rescue, and EMS. The S-76D helicopter will offer a higher cruise speed than its predecessors, coupled with more efficient fuel burn, making the S-76 more productive than ever.”